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One Day at a Time in Al-Anon:

When I can finally persuade myself to let go of a problem that has been tormenting me, solutions begin to unfold that I never dreamed were possible. This should convince me that my human understanding does have limits that there are things I can’t figure out by myself. Only then I will let go and trust to a Higher Power for help.

Such an experience – seeing things happen that I did not bring to pass – should prove to me that another person’s actions and fate are not in my hands. The sooner I accept this, the sooner good things will begin to unfold in my own life.

Today’s Reminder:

To “Let go and let God” is the way we find peace of mind. Our stubborn self-will can only binder the working out of our problems. If I really want to be free to build a satisfying life for myself, I must first release the alcoholic from my efforts to direct and control.

“May I always keep in the forefront of my mind that I am not all-wise and all-powerful. Only God is that—and it is on Him that I must rely.”

From the book “One Day at a Time in Al-Anon”. © Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. 1973